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shooter, major nidal hassan. is he trying to get the death penalty. he wants the government to kill you? you want to be a marter for the cause? should we let that happen? should we let our government murder him? if he wants to be murdered by the government? ♪ >> shep: 20 past the hour. the attorney in the fort hood massacre says the suspect is trying to get the death penalty. he admits he did the shooting and he is trying to get the death penalty. attorney says he wants to have a reduced role in the case. the court-martial of nidal hassan begin the other day. he is acting as his own lawyer here but the court appointed a defense attorney if he needs them. they have to do that. and they accused him of wanting to be executed and led to an unexpected exchange that would end the trial for the day. jonathan hunt is in. how did this play how the oout? >> this stand by attorney is chris poppy. he said that the way major nidal hassan is defending himself is repugnant, as he put it, and he can't fulfill his professional obligation. he told the judge today talking about hassan, quote, it is clea
-- responsibility. what's your policy? >>> the military trial finally began today for nadal hassan, the army sopsychiatrist who oped fire at a medical processing center in ft. hood, texas. the rampage killed 13 soldiers and injured dozens more. this morning he said he was the shooter, apoll guysing for any mistak mistake i made in "trying to establish the perfect religion." he will act as his own attorney. he could end up cross examining some of the witnesses he is accused of shooting, cuincludina retired army staff sergeant who was shot seven times. >> i will not show fear in the face of the enemy because the man that shot me major hassan is going to be the man who's cross examining me. that's a huge challenge. >> correspondent in npr's investigations unit knows this case far better than any of us. what's the significance of this trial and of what it means not only the terror war but also personally for these victims? >> imagine if, god forbid, were you one of natal hassan's victims. in addition to the 13 who were killed, some have brain damage, some have partially paralyzed. they will have
military trials in decades. major nidal hassan charged with murder for his rampage at fort hood back in 2009. he will be defending himself. abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross reports that many of those he injured will be there to confront him and also to confront the army for what happened since. >> reporter: for the victims who will be called to testify, the trial means reliving the horror of what happened that day at fort hood, seen in this footage, obtained by abc news, taken moments after the shooting stopped. >> everyone is scrambling. it's chaos. >> a few seconds after he started shooting is when i took a round to the chest. >> reporter: the victims will also face cross-examination by the accused shooter himself, major nidal hassan, who has opted to serve as his own lawyer in the military trial. but even more upsetting for the victims, and what has led many to file this lawsuit, is the decision by the army to deny the injured and dead soldiers a purple heart, treating the fort hood shooting as not terrorism but simply as workplace violence. recently retired staf
? >>> welcome back. the trial of major nadal hassan is set to begin. it's been nearly four years since the ft. hood military base shooting. 13 people were killed and over 30 wounded in 2009. many of the wounded taking the stand will have to go face to face with hassan. he's opted to represent himself in that trial. >>> an amber alert was put out for two children. the children's mother was found in a burned out house. the identity and manner of death remain undetermined. hannah anderson, 16 and ethan anderson age 8 are believed to have been taken by this man. he was last seen driving blue four-door nissan. >>> a 1500-acre brush fire is roaring through cleveland national forest in california. >>> chevron usa has been convicted of labor code violations in connection with a 2012 explosion at his san francisco bay refinery. the company agreed to pay $2 million in restitution and find. in a statement they said they are committed to inned improvement and safety. >>> marijuana use among young people has declined since the early 1970s. use among older adults, however, continues to climb. those who tri
even began. a standby attorney for na tall hassan told the judge he believes the defendant is trying to work toward the death penalty. hassan disagreed with the notion objecting to his own lawyer in court. >>> a jackie robinson statue in new york was vandalized with a racial slur and a swastika on wednesday. workers began to remove the vandalism as police scan surveillance cameras for a lead. >>> and it wasn't viral marketing for shark week. actually no one knows how a dead four-foot long sand shark got aboard the n train in new york. perhaps the syfy channel had an idea for a sharknado spin-off? >>> we turn to cnbc's bertha coombs for your first look at business. >> toyota is recalling 342,000 tacoma pickup trucks to fix a seat belt issue. it affects models made between 2004 and 2011. no injuries have been reported. the salsburger family says "the new york times" is not for sale. that declaration comes after the graham family decided to sell t"the washington post" to amazo founder jeff bezos. >>> the social networking company is testing a trending topics feature with a small group o
bet. >> gregg? >> fox news alert out of texas. the trial of major hassan four years after the massacre. he is representing himself against the 13 counts of murder and 32 count was attempted murder. he told jurors that the evidence will clearly show he was the gun men during the attack but insisted that the evidence presented would not tell the whole story. on the witness stand will be many of the survivors that saw hassan shout a la ak bar which is arabic for god is great, coming up, we'll have the latest from the courtroom and how things are playing out where a suspected killer will question the very people he is a cowed of trying to murder. we are getting new information from pennsylvania. there is a police news conference on a shooting. an angry resident burst in a room and opened fire and three people were killed and the acts of heroism that kept the tragedy from being worst. that is in sailorsburg, pennsylvania. hey, rick? >> jamie, state police just processed the crime scene here and the suspect, 59-year-old who was wounded with his own gun was arraigned on charges including thre
♪ ♪ yeah it's the little sandwich cookie and it's wonderfilled ♪ ♪ >> iranian president hassan rouhani, some have dubbed him a moderate leader, but do his own words suggest that the threat to israel is as concrete as ever? knocjoel loansberg is back from several weeks in israel where he joins us now with insight. joel, good to have you today. >> thank you, shannon. >> what is the thinking about the new iranian president? >> there is the central belief in israel, certainly among prime minister netanyahu, that his advisers that rouhani is a wolf in sheep's clothing. rouhani is perceived widely in the white house, in the western media, as a moderate, but he's certainly not. he was part of the inner circle of the ayatollah hoe mainy, been a longtime member of the inner circle of the proceed-radical leader. his eldest son committed suicide a couple years. he said in his suicide note, "i hate your government, your lies, your corruption, your religion, your double acts, and your hypocrisy. i hate that yothis from his own. he's a moderate. he has a new softer face, but still the same policies
in for megyn kelliy. major nidal hassan opened up the statement. hassan did not ask a single question. but it is what we are hearing today that has experts completely confused about hassan's defense. reporting for fort hood texas, is casy. >> allison, good to so you. no one expected this. the court martial was running a head of schedule. and now come to a grinning halt. everyone was dismissed from court and ordered to be back here at 10 o'clock eastern tomorrow morning. let me walk you through what happened. it is convuulated. the judge said the defense foiled a motion this morning to basically no longer work for major hassan if he is trying to get the death.. remember the history. hassan decided he would represent himself and his lawyers were put on stand by to help him where needed since the fro year old army psychiatrist is clearly not an attorney. in so many words, the stand by council said hasan is not trying here and he appears to want the death.and they don't want to be a part. if hasan wants to put up a fight they will stay. hasan participated little and only cross examined t
. >> pam: he is accused of one of the worst mass shootings in u=s history. nidal hassan told a military court, quote - "i did it." the fort hood shootings happened nearly four years ago at fort hood, texas. 13 people died. >> pam: after an army major due to deploy to afghanistan suddenly opened fire on his fellow soldiers. >> pam: catherine heenan tells us what happened at the start of his court martial today. >>"all of a sudden we just hear 'allah hu akbar' somewhere and just, bow! bow! shooting everywhere." former soldier mick engnell >> catherine: was in this processing center when nidal began shooting. >> catherine: floor. >>"then all of a i saw a laser come across my eyes, and i looked over and saw him pointing a gun at me.and right at that time i tried shifting over. and it just felt like a baseball bat hit me right on the side of my neck and then blood went everywhere." >> catherine: for other victims the physical scars are fading, unseen injuries linger. >>"since the shooting, i don't know what happened, but my short term memory is just non-existent." >> catherine: 42-year-ol
. hassan could face the death penalty, which is what the attorneys contend he wants. >> the defense lawyers were on standby for him, but yesterday asked to take the lead after accusing the army major of trying to fulfill a death wish, another twist in this unusual case. >> one day after his defense strategy was called into question, more testimony from victims of the fort hood shooting. a survivor describing how she tried to help another victim who had been shot. >> nearly all of the witnesses who testified rendered aid and theto save the lives of soldiers. their actions likely saved many lives. >> on wednesday the trial was stopped after defense attorneys said they could no longer standby. they asked the judge to allow them them to take over or be taken off the case. was argued that hassan trying to get a conviction and a death sentence, something he denied. today the judge sided with the army major, allowing him to represent himself and ruled the standby attorneys have to stay on the case. trying toaccused of kill 13 people and injuring more than 30 others in the shooting rampage. in his
and seven days later hassan was charged with 13 counts of murder. it took two years for arraignment and everything ground to a halt over an argument about hassan's beard. his lawyers say he grew it out because he believes it's a sin to die clean-shaven. prosecutors say it was an attempt to keep witnesses from >> i d.ing him. and later, a judge ordering him forcibly shaved. when the case was back on track, he asked to release his lawyers and represent himself. >> it is very frustrating. >> reporter: for survivors like this one, it's about to get worse, because hasan acting as his own attorney can cross-examine them in court. >> going to be very difficult. it will be painful. >> reporter: but necessary. according to hassan's former attorney. he says, nothing, not even survivors' feelings, can stop hasan from defending himself. >> their sensitivities on the issue are subordinate to his constitutional right to act as his own attorney. >> now, just because you can defend yourself doesn't give you the right to be unruly in court. a lot of pressure on that military judge to make sure he do
at the texas army outpost, opening statements in nidal has hassan's court-martial is underway. prosecutors opened their case by saying that nidal hassan was out to kill as men soldiers as possible. hassan is act aing as his own attorney and said, we are imperfect muslims trying to establish the perfect religion. he continues, apologized for my mistakes i made in this endeavor. his original defense strategy was to say he carried out the killings in defense of others. the judge said he couldn't do that. being his own attorney it means he will likely come faves to face with shooting survivors. this case stirred anger amongst some of the survivors after the feds called it an work place violence instead of terror. security at the high-profile trial is extremely tight. ringing the courthouse, a barricade of shipping containers stacked three high. additional shock absorbing barriers rise almost to the building's roof and guards are standing watch with assault rifles. >> casey, on than his opening statement major hasan has not done much talking. >> the prosecution opening statement leased 45 minut
" he doesn't aspire for authority. >> iran has a new president, hassan rohani, who has officially replaced mahmoud ahmadinejad. nearly two months after the ballot the new iranian president promised he would try his best to elevate iran's position and lift international sanctions. he is set to take the oath in parliament on sunday. >> the official seal of approval from supreme leader ali khamenei was endorsed by iran's highest authority saturday, taking office the country's new president and succeeding mahmoud ahmadinejad. speaking of the ceremony, rohani's watch word was moderation. >> the country is in need of national resolve. the distance of extremism and policymaking in governments and focuses on the rule of law and upholding the law. the dialogue and plan that was set out during the elections and received a majority vote was this -- moderation and tolerance. >> among the challenges rohani now faces is the issue of political prisoners. at least 800 are currently behind bars for challenging the country's leadership, including prominent opposition figure masavi. human rights act
, prosecutors said major hassan planned to kill as many soldiers as possible. 13 soldiers died. he is representing himself and told the jury he acted for religious regions. >>> the man accused of driving into a crowd -- drove his car down the board walk plowing into pedestrians and vendors. los angeles police say he is a homeless man from colorado with a criminal history. an italian tourist was killed and 17 others were hurt. >>> san francisco firefighters are still mopping up after a fire. flames came dangerously close to historic grave sites. the fire broke out around 3:00 this morning in a wooded area. about two acres were burned. no word on what started this fire. fire investigators are looking for a cause at a three alarm fire in east san jose storage unit. commuters saw thick smoke across the 280 and 101 freeways. four storage units burned and not clear what was inside of them. no one was hurt. >>> postal authorities are warning protestors trying to stop the sale of a historic post office. for nearly two weeks people can be camping out on the front steps on austin way. the po
.m. on august 7th a wednesday. i'm ross mihara in tokyo. >>> iran's new president hassan rowhani opened the door to negotiations. at his first news conference as president. he says he's determined to resolve a dispute over the country's nuclear development. rowhani says work has begun to build relations with iran's neighbors and international community.
contra nidal malid hassan quien asesinó a 3 personas en fort hood,texas, le dij a la corte, yo soy quien disparó, también el psiquiatra militar trató de matar a todos los posibles. >>> es momento de nuestra primera pausa y al regresar la violencia pone en fuga a los residentes de guerrero. >>> el trágico saldo de una explosión en un edificio de rosario, en argentina enorme explosiÓn de wrum rrumba edificio en rosario argentina. >>> dicen que la explosiÓn autoridades de salud que se debiÓ a un escape de gas, rompio vidrios a mÁs de 300 pies de distancia, los heridos estaban en el edificio, algunos eran transeuntes golpeados por escombros y vidrios. >>> la violencia de los narcos se hace sentir con fuerza en zonas rurales de mÉxico. en ocasiones protegerse del ejÉrcito, en la ciudad de mexico pueblos enteros que no tienen mÁs remedio que huir. >>> tres comunidades rurales ubicadas en las montaÑas de guerrero, mÉxico quedaron abandonadas debido a las amenazas del crimen organizado, muchos huyeron a pueblos mÁs grandes, otros a los montes y muchos no lo lograron. >>> todas la
killed 13 people and wounded 32 others in a 2009 rampage. hassan is representing himself, but the lawyers assigned to back up his defense team have now suddenly asked to withdraw from the case. cnn's ed lavandera is on the scene. he's been in the courtroom. ed, what's the latest? >> reporter: well, this was a bizarre day of what we thought would be testimony, wolf, but everything started about 45 minutes late this morning. when the judge did show up and major hassan was at his defense table as well as prosecutors, and this is what is called the standby counsel, three attorneys who have been assigned to help navigate him through this death-penalty case, said they want to modify their standing, their role in this case. they say that major hassan is essentially working with the prosecution to ensure he gets the death penalty and that they can't stand by and what much that happen. major hassan objected to that, and before anythinged could be said, the judge shut it all down, saying that's a conversation that those attorneys would have in private. so everything has been shut down for today. we
of ft. hood shooter nadal hassan continued yesterday as he was allowed to continue representing himself. there were so many bodies that she could. tell who was dead and who was alive. >>> two college friends of boston marathon bombing suspect tsarnaez. two men are being accused of trying to dispose of evidence from tsarnaev's dorm room. >>> a man is under arrest after posting a picture of his wife's dead body on facebook along with a confession. quote, i'm going to prison for killing my wife. >>> and here's a reminder not to drink and drive as we head into the weekend. police pulled over a suspected drunk driver in ohio who instead of walking a straight line decided to start dancing. and the guy's blood alcohol content was three times over the legal limit. >>> turning now to health news. they must have put something in europe's water. look at this baby. she's the biggest baby ever born and without an epidural. that baby beats germany's biggest baby born last month. her mother says she did expect her baby to be big, but not that big. >>> the futures are lower, but stocks managed to snap
gunman major hassan. hassan is accused of opening fire on soldiers at the ft. hood military base in texas in november of 2009. 13 people were killed. more than 30 others wounded thursday, the 95th pga starts in rochester, new york. phil mickelson fresh off the british open win will be there with tiger woods. we'll have live updates throughout the championship so stay with us. on friday, it's the ultimate disney fan event. the d 23 expo is happening in anaheim, california. thousands of fans go there to meet disney stars and get behind the scenes details of their favorite shows. saturday, president obama and his family head to martha's vin gard. it's become the annual summer vacation spot except last year when he was on the campaign trail. all right. thanks so much for joining us. a look at the top stories and more ahead in new york. >>> hello, welcome to cnn "newsroom." high alert right now the u.s. shut many foreign offices, embassies and consulates over fears of a terror attack. in the afternoon math of a bizarre deadly hit and run on venice beach, everyone is asking why would anyone do
and consulates were closed. >>> major nadal hassan's court marshal comes years after the shooting. finally be able to tell their stories on the witness stand. >> i looked over and i saw him pointing a gun at me and by the time i tried shifting over, felt like a baseball bat hit me in the side of my neck. and blood went everywhere. >> hassan will represent himself in the trial after asking his attorneys be released. >> it's pretty scary that went down in our neighborhood. >> teens accused of throwing bombs out of car windows. the beauty queen linked to the prank. >> and that sinking feelings. a sports car getting sucked into the earth. >> and would you eat beef grown in a lab? the reviews are in for the world's first test tube burger. >> warm somewhere. but not here in the nation's midsection. 105 in balance. we'll have the forecast in a minute. sglt and unfortunately, a pretty good sized back up already at the bay bridge toll plaza. stalled out big rig messed up the morning commute and metering lights are on. the latest drive times after the break. ,,,, these are the hands a pediatrician.
about what major indianaal hassan said before the attack. ♪ (announcer) answer the call of the grill with n friskies grillers, full of meaty tenders and crunchy bites. and my family moved es, straight to chicago. d america is the only country i have ever known. senior year of high school, i was promoted to city court staff commander, i held the rank of cadet brigadier general. i was head of chicago rotc. i want to be a us citizen and i want to be a marine, i'm gonna be a marine, because i care. i care about this country. i care about those around me, i care about my family, my neighbors. you know, i do want to give back, i believe one hundred percent in what this country stands for. let me earn it, you know, let me serve. i just want an opportunity, i just want a chance. to, to show everyone out there that, i am, american and that i will honorably serve this country wearing a marine corp uniform. >> shepard: the father of one of three teenagees charged in a brutal beating cotts on camera -- oops. i was supposed to talk about the dow first. very exciting. show that again. a weird thin
asked him to restate and he refused. hassan admit mitted to being -- admitted to being the shooter. >> and hassan, wanted to plead guilty, but military rules prohibit that in death penalty cases. >>> the trial of reputed boston mob boss whiteo bulger enters its second day of deliberations. bulger is accused of playing a role in the 19 killings while allegedly leading the winter hill gang. today, they asked the judge to clarify what it means to be a coconspirator. they also ruled that it fell within the statue of limitations. bulger was on the run for 17 years before being captured in 2011. >>> it is a record-setting time at the port of baltimore. officials say the amount of cargo that passed through was the most ever. they say a record was also set in june, when nearly 23,000 cars left the court for worldwide destinations. according to the state, the port of baltimore directly supports over 15,000 jobs. >>> time now for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in the baltimore sun. some are upset the white house has not yet filled the social security administration's top lea
something, do it big. >> trial for ft. hood shooter major hassan is due to begin today. >> now speak to the gunman chosen to represent himself. >> a fast-moving wildfire threatened homes in southern california. many are still under evacuation this morning. >> terrifying in boston. >> swerved in front of a delivery truck. the driver was not seriously injured. >> a russian police officer pulls him over and winds up on the hood of the speeding car. the driver was tracked down and arrested. >> all that matters. >> worried about al qaeda and anywhere they are in the world. >> now we know americans just need to avoid this area. >> on "cbs this morning." >> at some point we'll sit in front of an arbiter and give our case. >> anthony weiner was like, man, some people just don't know when to quit. >> welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning. there is a lot of news. >> there's a lot of news. good morning to you. >> we begin with this. state department urging americans to leave yemen immediately. u.s. embassy being evacuated. terror threat level is extremely high. britain is also evacuating
for the "washington post." >> ifill: iran swore in a new president today. ahmadinejad is out, hassan rouhani is in. we dissect what the change means for the country. >> suarez: the rollicking trial of alleged boston mob boss "whitey" bulger approached its end today. margaret warner looks at closing arguments in the trial of the man prosecutors call "one of the most vicious, violent, and calculating criminals" to walk the city's streets. >> ifill: mandolin virtuoso chris thile has delighted fans by blurring genres. jeffrey brown talks with the mcarthur genius grant winner about his latest move from bluegrass to bach. >> when you talk about bach, you're talking about the greatest musician who ever lived. we've so far removed from someone being in a situation where they could dance to bach. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf railway. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these
nuclear program. hassan rohani held his first news conference since taking office sunday. we have a report narrated by alex thomson of independent television news. >> reporter: "transparency" is a favorite rouhani buzzword, so he duly appeared in front of the packed media. the national anthem, prayers and the foreign media got down to business. iranian and foreign journalists asking about the nuclear deadlock on the anniversary of hiroshima. russia said today she wants talks next month. president rouhani says a deal is doable and doable soon if the west, as he put it, stops the threats and starts engagement. >> ( translated ): we are willing with seriousness and without time-wasting to enter serious and substantial negotiations with our counterparts. if our counterparts have the same willingness, i am certain that the concerns of both parties will through talks be eliminated, and in the not too distant future. the root of this achievement has to be discussions, not threats. that is the key to this issue. >> reporter: the man who spent years as a key iranian negotiator on the nuclear deadlo
psychiatrist nidal hassan told a military court, "i did it." catherine heenan tells us what happened at the start of his trial today. >> catherine: the fort hood shootings happened nearly four years ago at fort hood, texas. 13 people died. 32 others were injured -- after an army major due to deploy to afghanistan suddenly opened fire on his >>"all of a sudden we just somewhere and just, bow! bow! shooting everywhere." >> catherine: former soldier mick engnell was in this processing center when nidal began shooting. >> catherine: floor. >>"then all of a i saw a laser come across my eyes, and i looked over and saw him pointing a gun at me.and right at that time i tried shifting over. and it just felt like a baseball bat hit me right on the side of my neck and then blood went everywhere." >> catherine: for other victims the physical scars are fading, unseen injuries linger. >>"since the shooting, i don't know what happened, but my short term memory is just non-existent." >> catherine: 42-year-old hasan is himself paralyzed from the waist down after being shot by army civilian police. >
into why hassan rouhani's presidency could end up being more of just the same. later, bill clinton ducks the weiner question. hear how the former president puts some distance between himself and the embattled mayoral candidate. you're watching "the daily rundown" only on msnbc. en to hy, illuminate dullness lift sagging diminish the look of dark spots and smooth the appearance of wrinkles high performance skincare™ only from roc® diarrhea, gas, bloating? yes! one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues... with three strains of good bacteria. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. [ phillips♪ lady ] live the regular life. ♪ i've got something for you too. (announcer) fancy feast delights with cheddar. a meal that is sure to delight your cheese lover. now available in the classic form she loves. fancy feast. the best ingredient is love. >>> the honeymoon may be over already. if it ever began. after expressing cautious optimism about a new day for u.s./iran relations, rhetoric from both sides is taking on a very familiar
. this morning, after the fort hood shooing the trial of nadal hassan is set to begin. many of the wounded taking the witness stand will have to go face to face with hasan as he has opted to face himself. >>> closing arguments in a a while trooil on monday. the two-month trial was full of outbursts. >>> a new poll shows marijuana use among young people has declined. use among older adults continue to climb. >>> and we all know drinking and driving can be deadly. but a new study shows drinking and walking can be just as fatal. the national highway safe ta traffic administration says a third of pedestrians killed has blood alcohol levels over the legal limit. >>> and the september issue of "o" magazine shows a striking image of oprah winfrey. she dawned a 3-pound wig. >>> now we turn to a look at new business news. >>> jeff bezos is buying "the washington post" for $250 million. bezos says this is a personal acquisition and the post will remain separate from amazon. he tells readers he's going to strive to protect the journalistic tradition. >>> gm is knocking $5,000 off the chevy volt. they have b
. clarissa ward, thank you very much tonight. t news conference today. hassan rouhani gave the strongest indication yet that iran wants to settle the dispute over its nuclear program. elizabeth palmer is among the correspondents who questioned rouhani in tehran. >> reporter: as he arrived to face a room full of journalists, president rouhani knew there'd be no ducking the sensitive issue of u.s.-iranian relations. >> madam elizabeth palmer, cbs news. >> reporter: do you see any prospect of direct talks with the american administration during your term in office? shrewd diplomat that he is, rouhani didn't say yes, but he didn't say no, either. "if it were in our national interest" he said "we'd have no problem talking to anyone of good will-- even the united states." iran's new president is under enormous pressure from voters to rescue their battered economy. to do that, he needs the u.s. to lift international sanctions which were imposed to force iran to prove it's not developing nuclear weapons. today rouhani signaled loud and clear that he does want a deal that would satisfy the u.s. a
are there to offer advice if he requests it. yesterday one of his lawyers said hassan is deliberately trying to get the death penalty. he says it is contrary to our professional obligations. the lawyer then suggested the lawyers change their rule and say that he didn't need his assistance. >>> the former army psychiatrist faces 13 counts of murder, 32 counts of attempted murder in the 2009 dangerous shooting in ft. hood. >>> three people will share one of the biggest powerball prizes of all time. there were two in new jersey, nobody won it on the morning show/"way too early" team. two from jersey, one from minnesota split the $448 million. that is before taxes. they're going to share the booty with a lot of people though. 38 other tickets won either $1 million or $2 million. so we'll wait for the next big one. the truth, is the top four lottery prizes of all time have all come since march of 2012. >>> now to business where later this morning we get the weekly unemployment numbers. yesterday all three major indices were in the red. the fears of the fed tapering its bond buying program persists. we h
believes hassan wants the death penalty. ha *s san is charged with 2 3-2 counts of attempted murder in the 2009 ford hood massacre. hasan admitted in opening statements he is the shooter. his advisor askedded the judge for permission to take over the case or minimize his real so hasan cannot ask for advice on a strategy the advisor opposes. in cleveland, the house where driel castro raped and tortured three women for a decade was demolished today in less than half an hour. the tear-down was part of the plea deal that spared castro a possible death sentence. instead, he is going to serve life in prison. among those watching was one of his victims, michelle knight, who released yellow balloons in memory of missing children. in egypt, a new showdown appears inevitable between the military and supporters of the the ousted president, mohamed morsi. egypt's interim leaders today rejected foreign efforts to find a peaceful solution, including a personal appeal by senators john mccain and lindsey graham. clarissa ward is in cairo, clarissa, where do we go from here? >> good evening, norah.
major nidal hassan is representing himself there is a team of military lawyers to assist if he requests it. but a lawyer said he's trying to get the death penalty and argued the legal team should not be required to take part in that. >>> overseas authorities in yemen say they will foiled an al qaeda plot to seize key cities, blow up pipelines and disrupt oil trade. concern about stepped-up al qaeda activity in yemen is reportedly behind the u.s. decision to evacuate most of its em ba si personnel there and increase drone strikes including another one today that left seven dead. >>> in kenya today a massive fire tore through the nairobi airport, one of the largest aviation hubs in africa. it started small but with a shortage of equipment to fight it, the blaze soon roared out of control forcing the airport to close and dozens of flights to be cancelled. no apparent terrorist connection and, surprisingly, no serious injuries there. >>> back home, former president george w. bush was released from a texas hospital today, a day after a stent was inserted to open a clogged artery in his heart
hassan that left 13 killed and dozens more injured. his trial starts tomorrow. intelligence officials say too much information was made public in the warning by the obama administration and they are upset about it and that could hurt future efforts to break up potential terrorist plots. just a head at 1:30 we'll talk to ralph peters, what is it about the president's warning that is causing serious concern. >> a suspect behind bars at this hour, held on $1 million bail after a deadly hit and run in venice beach, california this weekend. the surveillance video shoes the suspect getting out of the sports car and surveying the sports car and gets in and out and goes back several times. and the final time he takes off and blows in the crowd. the witnesses recall a horr foying scene. >> this guy had an attempt to create mayhem and went straight down the boardwalk 60 miles per hour. >> he speed up and purposely was swerving back and forth it run over as many people as he could. >> people were flying everywhere and it looked like something out of a movie. >> in california, they join us with the l
emotional testimony in the court-martial trial of nadal hassan. the former army psychiatrist who admitted opening fire at the fort hood army base in 2009. today, survivors of the rampage taking the witness stand and recalling the complete horror of the day. after the judge ruled hasan could continue to represent himself and his standby defense team would not be taken off the case. jeffrey king is a military lawyer, former marine judded a -- advocate. mr. king, let me start with you because of your background. the judge made the right decision here. correct? these standby lawyers are just that. they stand by and they offer answers to hasan whenever he wants them. otherwise they're really not involved. >> right. the judge made the order a while ago when she agreed to allow hasan to defend himself. but she said if you're going to do this, i'm going to have your defense team standing by, on the sidelines, watching everything, hearing every witness so if he needed some assistance they would be ready to step in. and now they have gone to the court and said, you know, we're watching him put his
for you. they're swearing in their new president this week. hassan rowhani promising more. today the white house said it is willing to work with iran to find a peaceful solution over its contentious nuclear program. now, there's been a lot of talk about this new president as being someone who's more moderate, but religious clerics holding the real power in tehran who endorsed him, the question is whether or not he'll actually be able to act independently of them. could real progress be made? joining us is dan gillimam. good morning, ambassador. let's get right to it. what's your impression of this new president? >> good morning, jamie. well, you know, my impression is that there's a new guy in town, but that new guy is just a puppet on the string of those extreme fundamentalists/clerics who have ruled iran for decades and made it into the world's main harbor, perpetrator, silencer of terror. iran wants to rule the muslim world. it wants to rule it by terrorizing civilization as we know it and therefore i think that we shouldn't be in anyway confused byf the rhetoric. the real rulers are ex
negotiator. as of this week, he is iran's president. hassan rouhani. but what kind of president will he be? is he as moderate as his words suggest? i have two certificates. hamid debaabashi is at columbia university and nicholas burns is a professor at harvard and former undersecretary of state of the united states. professor dabashi, what did you make of rouhani's "time" magazine article? did it suggest that you that he for one thinks that while iran should have a nuclear energy program, he's absolutely against any kind of weaponization of that program? >> as you know, fareed, no politician, no statesman can be -- can be looked at only on the surface of what he says. there must be measures of checking him and making sure what he says are verifiable within international confinements, but there's no reason to believe that he goes out of his way to publish an article in "time" magazine in which he commits -- if you go down the article, in fact there is nothing other than committing to iran to transparency in multiple number of ways. on the surface, this article has to be taken seriously. as
psychiatrist, wearing his military uniform, yelled allah akbar before he fired on fellow soldiers. hassan serving as his own attorney spoke only a few minutes and said we the mujahideen are imperfect muslims trying to establish the perfect religion in the land of the supreme god. >> and these people are resilient. >> reporter: congressman roger williams whose district covers fort hood introduced legislation to get the u.s. department of defense to reconsider its classification of the attacks as workplace violence because that causes many of the victims and families to lose crucial benefits. >> nobody believes it is workplace violence, even this perpetrator said he is a terrorist and that he meant to kill and he doesn't like america. >> reporter: out of 12 witnesses to take the stand this first day, one was shot in the massacre not once but seven times. he was very calm and collect on the stand. when it came time to be cross-examined by major nidal malik hasan, he had no questions for him. >> casey siegel at fort hood, thank you. >>> former president george w. bush is recovering at a hospi
] now where's the snooze button? >>> 13 minutes past the hour. the trial of army major hassan is back on. a judge ruling the ft. hood suspect can continue representing himself while ordering his legal team to stay on as advisers as well. the attorneys caused a delay asking the judge to remove them from the case. they believe the defendant is trying to secure a death sentence. >>> two friends of tsarnaev stand accused of making off with a laptop and backpack from the room after he told them to take what is there. they face charges and could spend up to 25 years in prison if convicted. >>> a man who plotted to blow up the federal reserve building in new york with a 9,000 pound bomb. the 24-year-old blames his radicalization on a childhood stammering problem and a cheating girlfriend. he claims to now love america insisting he rejected radical islam. >>> to texas and a shooting spree in dallas that left four dead. the funman was a 44-year-old special education teacher and former member of a hip hop dance troop that performs at dallas mavericks games. the women he killed were his e stranged
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